Driving Long-Distance with these Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) have proven their reliability for long-distance travel. At Sime Darby Motors, we have successfully demonstrated long-distance EV journeys from border to border with renowned brands. These initiatives are a testament to current EVs’ cutting-edge technology, range, charging capabilities and charging solutions that made long-distance journeys in EVs, a reality.

  • Hyundai IONIQ 5 Asean Tour “Go Far with Zero Worries”

Spanning five Southeast Asian countries, the IONIQ 5 Asean Tour "Go Far with Zero Worries" served as a testament for the Hyundai IONIQ 5, showcasing its reliability, eco-friendliness and impressive long-distance capabilities. The exhilarating 11-day journey reached its final destination at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam after travelling through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia across a total journey of 3197km.

Full story of this tour is available here.

  • Bon Experience by Sime Darby Auto Bavaria

One of the most notable long-distance EV journeys was the historic convoy organised by Bon Estates in collaboration Sime Darby Auto Bavaria, known as the "Bon Experience." This event featured these two models - BMW iX50 and iX40 traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Johor, showcasing the technology, range capabilities and comfort to take on this journey. The convoy demonstrated the impressive range these EVs can go as well as its charging efficiency, utilising charging infrastructure available along the route.

For more details on this groundbreaking journey, read the full story here.

  • Driving Dreams with the Porsche Taycan

Another notable long-distance EV travel features the all-electric sports car, Porsche Taycan. Driving dreams with the Taycan spotlights on an all-female group who embarked on a long-distance journey, guided through picturesque landscape and iconic landmarks. The Taycan travelled through seven states within 12 hours from south to north of Malaysia. Synonymous with driving dreams, the Taycan has proven its reliability for an exhilaring driving experience and long-distance journeys.

Check out the full story here.

  • Driving from Taiping to Johor Bahru in the Hyundai IONIQ 6 RWD

Hyundai Malaysia has also been at the forefront of demonstrating the potential of their EVs for long-distance travels. The Hyundai IONIQ 6 RWD made headlines with its impressive journey from Taiping to Johor Bahru, covering a distance of approximately 600km on a single charge. This achievement underscores Hyundai’s advancements in battery technology and energy efficiency, making long-distance EV travel reliable and more practical.

To read the full story of this remarkable campaign, visit here.

These long-distance EV journeys underscore the rapid advancements in EV technology. EVs today are not only viable for short commutes but also for extended travel, making them a practical choice to meet different driving needs. Find out more about the latest EVs at Sime Darby Motors on our website.

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